BASEBALL

St. James 11, Pike Road 2

Wilson Carter pitched a three-hit, complete-game gem for the Trojans to complete the sweep of the 3A Area 5 series with the Patriots on Thursday.

Matthew Robinson hit a three-run homer in the top of the third inning for the Trojans, who were designated as the road team on Thursday. Robinson finished with four RBIs for the game as St. James moved the series up a day to avoid the possibility of inclement weather on Friday.

The Trojans (9-5) improved to 4-0 in area play and will travel to Catholic next Friday.

St. James 6, Pike Road 3

St. James ace Carson Howard picked up the win, scattering seven hits while striking out nine in a 3A Area 5 series opener on Wednesday afternoon at St. James. Jake Prickett, Zac Russell, Wilson Carter and Tyson Eley each had RBIs for the Trojans, who improved to 7-5 overall and 3-0 in area play with the win.

St. James 8, Pike Road 3 (8)

The Trojans scored five runs in the eighth inning to break a 3-3 tie and give St. James the tiebreaker in the 3A Area 5 series with the Patriots on Wednesday evening.

Brock Woodham got the win in relief for the Trojans, while Matthew Robinson had a pair of RBIs and Collier Dean, Wilson Carter, Jake Prickett and Tyson Eley had an RBI each.

St. James (8-5) will close out the area series with Pike Road on Thursday.

Macon East Academy 7, Abbeville Christian 3

CECIL – Macon East scored two runs in the third inning and three more in the fifth to pull away from Abbeville Christian and defeat the Generals 7-3 in an opening-round game of the Macon East Baseball Tournament on Thursday afternoon.

Derrick Hooks and Tanner McNaughton each drove in runs in the fifth inning for the Knights, with McNaughton hitting a solo home run in the fifth. Nick Marshall and Brock Taunton each had two hits to lead Macon East.

Zach Kitchens picked up the win, allowing four hits and two runs while striking out four in five innings.

Macon East (15-4) returns to the field in the tournament on Friday at 1 p.m., weather permitting, against the winner of the Hooper-Monroe game.

Macon East Academy 3, Northside Methodist Academy 1

CECIL – Clay Slagle and Jackson Ceman combined on a four-hitter as Macon East defeated Northside Methodist in an area game on Thursday.

Slagle allowed four hits and one run over five innings, while striking out eight and walking one, while Ceman threw two innings of no-hit relief for the Knights to earn the save.

Dustin Jones went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Knights (14-4).

Catholic 14, Robert E. Lee 2 (5)

Catholic pounded out 14 hits while Morris Carmichael and Dean Johnson combined on a four-hitter to lead the Knights to a 14-2 victory over Class 7A Robert E. Lee on Tuesday.

Carmichael allowed two hits and a run in three innings, striking out five, walking one and hitting three. Johnson pitched the final two innings, giving up two hits and a run while striking out one and walking one.

Christian Ivey led the rout, shortened to five innings by the 10-run mercy rule, with a 4 for 5 performance at the plate, including a double, three RBIs and four stolen bases. Nate Downes went 3 for 3 with a double, two RBIs, a stolen base and scored twice and Colby Zaleski went 2 for 3 with an RBI, scoring twice.

Catholic (5-3) returns to action, weather permitting, with a game at Saks on Friday at 6 p.m., followed by a doubleheader at Alexandria on Saturday, playing Alexandria at 11 a.m. and Jacksonville at 1 p.m.

SOFTBALL

Macon East 8, Northside Methodist 0

CECIL – Macon East rolled to an easy area victory on Thursday as Caroline Capps and Jules Thames combined on a shutout for the Knights.

Capps was the winning pitcher, allowing just one hit while striking out four and walking none in three innings of work. Thames pitched the final four innings.

Breann Morrison went 3 for 3 at the plate, including a two-run single to get the Knights started. Macon East added three more runs in the sixth, highlighted by an RBI double from Madisyn Kennedy.

Prattville Christian Academy 4, St. James 0

PRATTVILLE – Landyn McAnnally pitched a one-hitter and struck out 11 as the Panthers shut out St. James 4-0 in a 3A Area 6 game at Prattville Christian on Thursday.

Sarah Williams went 3 for 3 and drove in a run and Callie McAnnally and Paisley Wilson both had RBI singles for PCA (11-2), which improved to 1-0 in area play.

Prattville Christian remains home to host the PCA Classic this weekend. The Panthers are scheduled to play Brew Tech on Friday at 3:30 p.m. and will play again, either at 6:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. before advancing to the single-elimination bracket play on Saturday.

BOYS SOCCER

Pike Road 3, Prattville Christian 1

PRATTVILLE -- Sasha Scully scored the only goal for the Panthers on Thursday as PCA dropped its second consecutive game and enters spring break at 4-2.

Elmore County 2, Prattville Christian 0

PRATTVILLE – Prattville Christian suffered its first loss of the season, losing at home to Elmore County 2-0 on Tuesday. PCA (4-1) will host Pike Road on Thursday.

GIRLS SOCCER

Prattville Christian 3, Pike Road 0

PRATTVILLE -- Lydia Brackins, Emily Branch, and Kendall Holt each scored a goal to lead the Lady Panthers to a 3-0 shutout of Pike Road on Thursday at home. Avery Rogers and Amber Gay each had one assist to help PCA (3-0-2) enter spring break unbeaten.

Prattville Christian 3, Elmore County 0

PRATTVILLE -- Jenna Brooke Warlick led the Lady Panthers with a pair of goals and Lydia Brackins scored the other as Prattville Christian defeated Elmore County 3-0 on Tuesday. Jenna Stilling had one assist, while CoCo Thomas and Sydney West combined for the shutout in goal. PCA (2-0-2) will host Pike Road on Thursday.